Time Warner Cable is rearranging hundreds of digital channels in a new lineup coming next month.
The region's dominant cable provider is grouping the channels by category. The information was mailed to Triangle customers last week and is also available online.
The only exception: Channels below 100 in the Basic Cable format will remain unaffected.
"We've added so many new channels that our current lineup structure is not easy for customers to follow," said Time Warner Cable spokesman Keith Poston. "You'll be able to channel surf within certain genres and you'll find channels you didn't even know we have."
The digital channels will be grouped between 101 and 999. High definition channels will be numbered 1,000 and above, in the same sequence as digital.
For example, CNN will be channel 400 and CNN in HD will be 1,400. The Disney Channel will be 200 in digital and 1,200 in HD.
The lineup changes were introduced to Charlotte customers last month. Here's the schedule for the changes in the Triangle and other areas:
June 2: Fayetteville, Dunn, Fort Bragg, Wilson and Southern Pines.
June 8: Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Garner, Farmville, Selma, Goldsboro, Seymour Johnson, Youngsville and eastern Wake County.
June 16: Durham, Chapel Hill, Carroboro, Henderson and Bunn.
The lineup changes will also bring to an end programming differences between Charlotte, Fayetteville and Raleigh. From here on out, the channels will be all the same.
Time Warner Cable says the changes should not affect personal settings for recordings, parental controls, favorite channels and timers, but customers are advised to verify just in case.